Development of infrastructure can become a pain as the people of Hyderabad are experiencing it during the monsoons. The newly constructed flyovers in the city have become pain points even as the monsoon season has begun in Hyderabad. The roads under them are seeing heavy waterlogging, and this has led to severe problems for the commuters.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has been ignoring ten major roads where flyovers have been opened recently. On Wednesday, southern parts of Hyderabad recorded 54.3 mm rainfall, which was the first heavy rainfall of the monsoon season.
The roads that were connecting major junctions to multiple areas and see a large number of commuters had become major spots for waterlogging. On the other hand, the government claims that it has spent around Rs 671.19 crore under the Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP) for developing urban infrastructure and providing hassle-free connectivity to commuters.
Though the government also claimed that it has now put a stormwater system in place, it looks like it is a big failure going by the hardships people faced with just one shower. There are also complaints that while the government is going about completing projects, it is not taking into consideration the impact of climate change which is causing heavy rains in the city.
The areas where there was heavy water-logging included Rajendranagar, Rambagh Colony located under the PVNR Expressway, Attapur, Chandrayanagutta, Zoo Park, and Kanchanbagh, where a flyover is being constructed.